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More often than not, it takes quite a long time to bring a movie together, even when Steven Spielberg is your director. Case in point: it took several years to finally bring Spielberg's movie about the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life to the big screen. At one point Liam Neeson was supposed to star as the 16th president, and earlier drafts of the film were apparently a lot heavier on Civil War action, with Spielberg noting last night during the New York Film Critics Circle Awards that one draft was a lot more like Saving Private Ryan than the politically heavy version that's now in theaters.  That earlier version of the film was also offered to Daniel Day-Lewis, and for the first time during last night's awards dinner, Spielberg read Day-Lewis&#39...

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